Deepika Padukone as Lady Singham avatar; reveals Rohit (Cirkus) Shetty! Sunkar ‘current lagaa re’?
Deepika Padukone appeared as a tough, tomboyish lady traffic cop in a TV commercial that was very well-received by her millions of fans.
By Chaitanya Padukone
In a sensational formal announcement today, ‘showman’ Rohit Shetty revealed that he would cast “Queen of Entertainment” Deepika Padukone as Lady Singham the tough, stern cop in the franchise’s upcoming film ‘Singham Again’.
The outspoken Rohit disclosed this at the launch of the viral-trending massy rhythmic song Current Laga Re. Which is the song from Ranveer Singh starrer Cirkus, which also features Deepika Padukone in a guest appearance for that ‘item song’.
Everyone was curious to know when will Rohit Shetty and Deepika Padukone collaborate again after the cult Chennai Express (2013). So, Rohit made this breaking news announcement that Deepika had finally joined his cop universe. Justified Rohit, “Every time I’m asked why I don’t make a film with a female cop so here’s my lady Singham. Deepika is the lady cop of my universe, in ‘Singham Again’ and we’re working together next year (2023) itself.”
The ‘Piku’ actress is seen here in the song ‘Current Lagaa Re’ as the screen-avatar of Meenamma, her character from Rohit’s runaway musical-action hit movie Chennai Express. Reportedly, Singham Again stars Ajay Devgn and it will be interesting to watch Ajay and Deepika as co-stars on screen. Ranveer and Deepika who showcased memorable performances in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela’s numbers set the stage on fire by doing popular hook steps and signature moves from the song Current Laga Re at the event.
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About their on-screen chemistry, Ranveer said, “When we come together on the sets when I’m with Deepika, I have a lot of fun. You have to cherish those moments when you have a co-actor that you can trust, the one, whom you know is not going to play one-upmanship, and it becomes a collaborative effort, there is giving and take. Trust is indeed a foundation of good screen chemistry between co-actors I think.”
Ranveer also said that he loved Deepika’s comic yet romantic character in Chennai Express. “I have seen that film multiple times in the theatre and on TV and I like her colorful and the vibrant side of her,” enthused Ranveer. The articulate Deepika echoed the thought saying, “Comedy is the most difficult genre to do. I want to do it a lot more. There is only one person (director) in the country, who does comedy well and that’s Rohit.
Incidentally, in the recent past, Deepika Padukone appeared as a tough, tomboyish lady traffic cop in a TV commercial that was very well-received by her millions of fans.
(The writer Chaitanya Padukone is an eminent award-winning senior film and music journalist-author)